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Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/3/2017 10:14:58 PM   
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https://deadline.com/2017/04/ridley-scott-battle-of-britain-movie-matthew-orton-writer-1202059136/


Hopefully it will be good.



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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 5:17:25 AM   
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It'll be a CGI fest at best. *sigh*

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 5:51:19 AM   
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It'll be a CGI fest at best. *sigh*

That's cool. As long as it's good. Generally, the aircraft in the original movie weren't correct. Most of the Spitfires were later marks that didn't participate in the Battle of Britain and the German aircraft were actually Merlin engined Spanish ones. I'd like to see historically accurate aircraft and all the spectacular stuff possible with CGI.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 6:23:30 AM   
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It'll be a CGI fest at best. *sigh*


Damn I hoped for hordes of real, historically accurate British and German airplanes...

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 6:25:59 AM   
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It'll be a CGI fest at best. *sigh*

That's cool. As long as it's good.

I disagree vehemently, because I don't think CGI can yet replace miniatures, much less reality.
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I'd like to see historically accurate aircraft and all the spectacular stuff possible with CGI.

You have far greater aspirations for CGI, than I see possible. My best case scenario is that the CGI doesn't make me retch, while the story could put more focus on an actual historical Squadron. (Rather than the generic representative squadron using fictitious squadron code "AI")
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Generally, the aircraft in the original movie weren't correct.

Of that I am keenly aware. When I saw the original in the theater in 1969, I became a Battle of Britain fan. Needless to say, I did some studying in the 70s.
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Most of the Spitfires were later marks that didn't participate in the Battle of Britain and the

As I recall there was one Mk V that could pass as a Mk I (the radiators were "wrong" on ever other Mark).
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German aircraft were actually Merlin engined Spanish ones.

You of course refer to the Buchon 109s...




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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 6:52:26 AM   
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It'll be a CGI fest at best. *sigh*


Damn I hoped for hordes of real, historically accurate British and German airplanes...
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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 7:43:19 AM   
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I disagree vehemently, because I don't think CGI can yet replace miniatures, much less reality.


Well, we'll just have to agree to disagree on that. CGI is incredible now and the other stuff you can do with it, like massed formations, any camera angle you want and realistic explosions make it ideal for this movie.

Anyway, a combination of CGI and practical effects should be superior to any one technique by itself.

Cheers, Neilster


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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 8:59:13 AM   
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Set designers/carpenters can work marvels with paint and balsa wood. For shots of planes parked on the airfield I bet they could make accurate/realistic looking replicas. No computer generation needed there.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 11:16:49 AM   
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Set designers/carpenters can work marvels with paint and balsa wood. For shots of planes parked on the airfield I bet they could make accurate/realistic looking replicas. No computer generation needed there.

Peter Jackson is making (at some point...it's been delayed a lot) a remake of The Dambusters. He has had several Lancaster replicas made. They're highly detailed.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 11:17:41 AM   
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How many Battle of Britain movies does there need to be? Off you go Mr. Scott.
(Is Russell Crowe going to have a cameo as Churchill?)

Now it he was going to make a Bismarck movie in color then I might go see it.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 11:43:18 AM   
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How many Battle of Britain movies does there need to be? Off you go Mr. Scott.
(Is Russell Crowe going to have a cameo as Churchill?)

Now it he was going to make a Bismarck movie in color then I might go see it.
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If they make this, doesn't that make two? Isn't this the same number as Pearl Harbor - and would be the same number as Bismarck if they made another of that film.....

A new Sink the Bismarck would be good too though


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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 11:46:44 AM   
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Set designers/carpenters can work marvels with paint and balsa wood. For shots of planes parked on the airfield I bet they could make accurate/realistic looking replicas. No computer generation needed there.

Peter Jackson is making (at some point...it's been delayed a lot) a remake of The Dambusters. He has had several Lancaster replicas made. They're highly detailed.

Cheers, Neilster







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Good news!

It seems WWII has become popular once more

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 11:55:44 AM   
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How many Battle of Britain movies does there need to be? Off you go Mr. Scott.
(Is Russell Crowe going to have a cameo as Churchill?)

Now it he was going to make a Bismarck movie in color then I might go see it.
warspite1

If they make this, doesn't that make two? Isn't this the same number as Pearl Harbor - and would be the same number as Bismarck if they made another of that film.....

A new Sink the Bismarck would be good too though


Of course the less said about the latter Pearl Harbor movie the better. With modern special effects, there's potential for plenty of spectacular new WW2 movies. One on the St Nazaire raid would be an excellent story to explore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nazaire_Raid

Here's a Jeremy Clarkson documentary about it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXusKM5uX0s&t=21s

Cheers, Neilster


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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 1:30:04 PM   
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Ridley Scott -like Spielberg and few others- is synonymous with very high quallity. A movie I won't be missing.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 3:29:00 PM   
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That would be interesting, Ridley does make good movies though. Looking forward to this.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 3:41:39 PM   
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Let's hope Ridley doesn't read this thread! He'll probably just give up and go home and we'll be left with no movie at all...

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 3:49:53 PM   
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A must see for me...bring it on!

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 4:18:19 PM   
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While there is a running Tiger I he or someone should do a Michael Wittmann movie.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 4:43:24 PM   
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That's cool. As long as it's good. Generally, the aircraft in the original movie weren't correct. Most of the Spitfires were later marks that didn't participate in the Battle of Britain and the German aircraft were actually Merlin engined Spanish ones. I'd like to see historically accurate aircraft and all the spectacular stuff possible with CGI.

Cheers, Neilster



I am also looking at all those details. But, at least, in the first movie, this was indeed me109 and spitfire.
There are plenty of war movies out there where planes (or tanks) are not even the good ones.


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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 5:26:00 PM   
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There is a lot of room to explore with this movie besides just the air combat alone. The psychological effects on the pilots, the bombing effects on the citizens taking cover in the subway tunnels, the fatigue of mission after mission after mission, what happened to pilots shot down over land and water, volunteers from other countries, fire fighting after the raids, role radar played. Lots to explore here.

If there is to be a heavy focus on the air to air battles, lets hope Scott has some new, innovative ideas on how to film the scene where the action is comprehensible to the watching audience. Its hard to follow the action in a dog fight scene for too long and 90-120 minute movie is a lot of time to fill.



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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 5:30:13 PM   
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Isn't this the same number as Pearl Harbor


Not exactly. The only movie I'm familiar with that dealt with the subject of the Pearl Harbor attacks was Tora, Tora, Tora.

Now that you mention it, there was a steaming pile of fetid guano with the title Pearl Harbor from a few years back. That wasn't so much a movie as a video series to aid in induction of emesis amongst poisoning victims. In that sense, it's served its purpose oh so well! I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 5:31:17 PM   
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There is a lot of room to explore with this movie besides just the air combat alone. The psychological effects on the pilots, the bombing effects on the citizens taking cover in the subway tunnels, the fatigue of mission after mission after mission, what happened to pilots shot down over land and water, volunteers from other countries, fire fighting after the raids, role radar played. Lots to explore here.

If there is to be a heavy focus on the air to air battles, lets hope Scott has some new, innovative ideas on how to film the scene where the action is comprehensible to the watching audience. Its hard to follow the action in a dog fight scene for too long and 90-120 minute movie is a lot of time to fill.


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Interesting that all of what you list was covered (to a greater or lesser extent) in the 1969 film. I agree, there is tons to explore in this period and every chance of another damn good film.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 5:31:33 PM   
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One on the St Nazaire raid would be an excellent story to explore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nazaire_Raid


A capital idea.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 5:35:05 PM   
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There is a lot of room to explore with this movie besides just the air combat alone. The psychological effects on the pilots, the bombing effects on the citizens taking cover in the subway tunnels, the fatigue of mission after mission after mission, what happened to pilots shot down over land and water, volunteers from other countries, fire fighting after the raids, role radar played. Lots to explore here.

If there is to be a heavy focus on the air to air battles, lets hope Scott has some new, innovative ideas on how to film the scene where the action is comprehensible to the watching audience. Its hard to follow the action in a dog fight scene for too long and 90-120 minute movie is a lot of time to fill.




Agreed. And can we leave out the seemingly ubiquitous unrequited love interest side plot for once? Seems like you can't make a war movie these days without some such nonsense. Less tonsil hockey, more shootin' Jerry.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 6:03:07 PM   
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Isn't this the same number as Pearl Harbor


Not exactly. The only movie I'm familiar with that dealt with the subject of the Pearl Harbor attacks was Tora, Tora, Tora.

Now that you mention it, there was a steaming pile of fetid guano with the title Pearl Harbor from a few years back. That wasn't so much a movie as a video series to aid in induction of emesis amongst poisoning victims. In that sense, it's served its purpose oh so well! I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.
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The word on the street is that Ridley Scott's new Battle of Britain film is to be a prequal for Pearl Harbor and will star Affleck and Damon and will show the true story of how Rafw McCauley won the battle.


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I would like to see Ridley do Tora Tora Tora remake.

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 6:19:49 PM   
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Isn't this the same number as Pearl Harbor


Not exactly. The only movie I'm familiar with that dealt with the subject of the Pearl Harbor attacks was Tora, Tora, Tora.

Now that you mention it, there was a steaming pile of fetid guano with the title Pearl Harbor from a few years back. That wasn't so much a movie as a video series to aid in induction of emesis amongst poisoning victims. In that sense, it's served its purpose oh so well! I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.
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The word on the street is that Ridley Scott's new Battle of Britain film is to be a prequal for Pearl Harbor and will star Affleck and Damon and will show the true story of how Rafw McCauley won the battle.


I think it's high time their stories get told (and retold...and embellished perhaps just a bit...and told again...and made out of whole cloth...then told again).

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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 7:39:30 PM   
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quote:

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Isn't this the same number as Pearl Harbor


Not exactly. The only movie I'm familiar with that dealt with the subject of the Pearl Harbor attacks was Tora, Tora, Tora.

Now that you mention it, there was a steaming pile of fetid guano with the title Pearl Harbor from a few years back. That wasn't so much a movie as a video series to aid in induction of emesis amongst poisoning victims. In that sense, it's served its purpose oh so well! I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.
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The word on the street is that Ridley Scott's new Battle of Britain film is to be a prequal for Pearl Harbor and will star Affleck and Damon and will show the true story of how Rafw McCauley won the battle.


I think it's high time their stories get told (and retold...and embellished perhaps just a bit...and told again...and made out of whole cloth...then told again).

Maybe he can do for the Battle of Britain what he did for Robin Hood.

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quote:

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Isn't this the same number as Pearl Harbor


Not exactly. The only movie I'm familiar with that dealt with the subject of the Pearl Harbor attacks was Tora, Tora, Tora.

Now that you mention it, there was a steaming pile of fetid guano with the title Pearl Harbor from a few years back. That wasn't so much a movie as a video series to aid in induction of emesis amongst poisoning victims. In that sense, it's served its purpose oh so well! I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.
warspite1

The word on the street is that Ridley Scott's new Battle of Britain film is to be a prequal for Pearl Harbor and will star Affleck and Damon and will show the true story of how Rafw McCauley won the battle.


I think it's high time their stories get told (and retold...and embellished perhaps just a bit...and told again...and made out of whole cloth...then told again).

Maybe he can do for the Battle of Britain what he did for Robin Hood.


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RE: Ridley Scott To Direct A Battle of Britain Movie - 4/4/2017 8:12:53 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


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Isn't this the same number as Pearl Harbor


Not exactly. The only movie I'm familiar with that dealt with the subject of the Pearl Harbor attacks was Tora, Tora, Tora.

Now that you mention it, there was a steaming pile of fetid guano with the title Pearl Harbor from a few years back. That wasn't so much a movie as a video series to aid in induction of emesis amongst poisoning victims. In that sense, it's served its purpose oh so well! I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.
warspite1

The word on the street is that Ridley Scott's new Battle of Britain film is to be a prequal for Pearl Harbor and will star Affleck and Damon and will show the true story of how Rafw McCauley won the battle.


I think it's high time their stories get told (and retold...and embellished perhaps just a bit...and told again...and made out of whole cloth...then told again).

Maybe he can do for the Battle of Britain what he did for Robin Hood.


Well, at least Robin Hood: Men in Tights let some of the pressure off of him after that hot mess. Mobius: are you telling me that Kevin Costner's accent isn't English?

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